Perfect Brown Rice

Brown Rice is such an important part of your diet and so you want to get it right.
Ideally, a macrobiotic diet will consist of 50 percent grains and you have a full range of options to use as there are so many different varieties of grains: barley, buckwheat, polenta. Grains can be made into a breakfast porridge/cereal, burgers or patties or balls, a life sustaining salad, flat bread. We explain how to cook in the Pressure Cooker, the Thermomix or the Boiling Method. You can also use a Rice Cooker.

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1 cup brown rice = 2 cups water
Pinch of sea salt


Pressure Cooker
I have one and its the best! 50 minutes and I have the perfect rice every time, and I no longer burn pots trying!

Rinse/clean rice
1 cup brown rice = 2 cups water
Add sea salt

Bring the pressure cooker up to high pressure and then cook for 45-50 minutes on low pressure

1 cup of brown rice

Put the brown rice into the Simmering Basket.
Insert the Simmering Basket into the Mixing Bowl
Pour water into the mixing bowl until is is 2cm above the rice.
Add the sea salt.
Put the measuring cup into the lid.

58 minutes on 100 degrees at Speed 1.
If you are not using the rice straight away then leave the measuring cup in there and allow the last of the cooking time.

Boiling method
Rinse/Clean rice

1 cup brown rice = 2.5 cups water
Add sea salt

Bring to the boil and hard boil for 5 minutes.
Bring it back to a simmer and cook for another 45-50 minutes.


Brown Rice

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